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5.0 out of 5 stars Toytown psychedelia at its best, 25 Sep 2009
This review is from: We Are Ever So Clean: Expanded Edition (Audio CD)
Twee, humourous, vibrant, psychedelic, fun, melodic, whimsical - Yep, you name it this album is all of these and it's all the better for it. For me this album sums up all that was good about British music from the period. The tongue seems to be planted firmly in cheek and it doesn't take itself to seriously, yet the result is quite an artistic success.

The album definitely creates a world of its own as you can probaby tell by reading the song titles. Along with bands such as The Idle Race, (Syd Barrett era) Pink Floyd, World Of Oz Kaleidoscope and The Hollies etc it neatly sums up that very British of genres called Toytown Psychedelia.

The moods of the album are upbeat and bouncy one minute yet sad like a naughty schoolboy the next! Full of wonderful orchestrations there is not a dull moment on the record. My personal favourites are 'I'll Be Late For Tea' which sounds like a hit single, 'Love Is' featuring a lovely Cello arrangement and 'The Intrepid Balloonist's Handbook Volume 1' which is about as wacky as the title implies!

This CD issue features a lot of bonus tracks of which easily the best is the album outtake 'Everybodys Talking' which is a bit harder edged than the rest the album proper but just as good.

Certainly recomended to fans of Sgt Pepper this curious album should not be missed.
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